Lucius Annius Fabianus (consul 141)

Lucius Annius Fabianus was a Roman senator and general. He was suffect consul for the nundinium of November–December AD 141; his colleague is not known.[1]

Fabianus was the first representative of his family in the senate, and thus was a novus homo. Further, he is the first well-known senator from Mauretania Caesariensis.[2] Anthony Birley speculates that Fabianus may have been the son or a relative of the equites L. Annius C.f. Fabianus, known from an inscription recovered from Caesaria in Mauretania Caesariensis. Birley also notes that the ordinary consul of 201, Lucius Annius Fabianus, was "presumably" his grandson.[3]

His cursus honorum is documented in an inscription recovered from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa.[4] Fabianus began as a member of the vigintiviri, a preliminary and required first step toward a gaining entry into the Roman Senate. He was allocated to the tresviri capitalis, which was not a prestigious office.[2] He served as military tribune in Legio II Augusta which was stationed in Roman Britain; his service was during the tenure of Quintus Pompeius Falco as governor (118-122).[3] Following this Fabianus held the typical series of republican magistracies: quaestor, assigned to the city of Rome;[2] then plebeian tribune; and praetor. After completing his duties as praetor, he was appointed curator of the Via Latina (c. 132-c. 135), then legatus legionis or commander of Legio X Fretensis stationed in Judea (c. 135-c. 138), and finally governor of the imperial province of Dacia from 138 to 141. His suffect consulship followed.[2]

The career of Fabianus after his consulate is not documented; he may have died soon afterwards.


  1. ^ Werner Eck, "Die Fasti consulares der Regierungszeit des Antoninus Pius, eine Bestandsaufnahme seit Géza Alföldys Konsulat und Senatorenstand" in Studia epigraphica in memoriam Géza Alföldy, hg. W. Eck, B. Feher, and P. Kovács (Bonn, 2013), p. 73
  2. ^ a b c d Edward Dabrowa, Legio X Fretensis: A Prosopographical Study of its Officers (I-III c. A.D.) (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1993), p. 43
  3. ^ a b Birley, The Fasti of Roman Britain (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981), p. 273
  4. ^ CIL III, 7972
Political offices
Preceded byas suffect consuls Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
with ignotus
Succeeded byas ordinary consuls